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    The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912



    Hello,



    a little bit fun with the magnificent men in their flying machines.

    Oberst von Holstein: „Es gibt nichts, was ein deutscher Offizier nicht kann, Rumpelstoss jetzt fliegen wir".




    I'm working with a friend on the Eardley Billings, it was the biplane which was flown by the German colonel, played by the German actor Gert Froebe.



    In the next time, I will start with the building report.



    γ€€



    The original machine from the movie was here in the workshop.



    During this time, we could made many drawings and photos of this aircraft.



    The first picture shows the aircraft in Germany on the airfield, the second picture was made in the workshop and the last shows two of the cad drawings.



    Have fun,..Matz

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO7-_fGqGTg

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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    Two pictures, the Rolls Royce Continental engine and the rudder.

    greetings
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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    The engine for the model it will be a Saito 100 twin.
    I think, he looks like a little bit as the original engine.


    Next, I will show you some details of the drawings.

    Matz



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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    That silly movie is one of my all time favorites! I must have watched it a hundred times!

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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    Looking forward to this build!

    I've had the Eardley Billings Tractor Biplane on my "Wanna Do" list for a very long time.

    The Voisin-Style wings on the Bleriot-Style fuselage is just classic!!

    Biggest issue is going to be concealing all the model radio gear - not very many hiding places in this one!!

    Very best regards,

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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    Hmmm.... articulated pilot?

    Gert Froebe's role was so over the top - I laugh every time I see it.

    Martin

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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    This is one build I got to see!
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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912



    Thank's guys for the reply.

    Nice that there are other people who like this movie.



    Lee, the picture shows the original Billings of 1912 but they is different to the movie Eardley Billings.



    Next I will show you some more pictures of the Billings in the workshop and the German Oberstpilot for the model.



    Greetings Matz



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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912


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    Thank's guys for the reply.

    Nice that there are other people who like this movie.



    Lee, the picture shows the original Billings of 1912 but they is different to the movie Eardley Billings.



    Next I will show you some more pictures of the Billings in the workshop and the German OberstΒ*pilot for the model.



    Greetings Matz
    Β*



    Β*

    It isn't surprising that Hollywood would take a little artistic license in the design. They do have to insure the production.
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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912


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    It isn't surprising that Hollywood would take a little artistic license in the design. They do have to insure the production.
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    You're right, but the film machine looks slightly better than the 1912 original.

    greetings

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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912



    Heya,

    as I promised, here's my pilot, "Oberst von Holstein," Gerd Fröbe.



    I have another colonel figure with a spiked helmet, but there is a little bit to big.

    Greetings Matz

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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    Hi,

    the Saito engine has arrived.
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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    I recently got to see a Demoiselle model with this engine. It really looks the part on these early birds. By the way, Matz, was the bottom surface of the Demoiselle wing covered or only the top?
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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    Another pictureof the original engine.
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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912



    Hello Don,

    I love the Saito engine, looks so real with a good sound.



    Your Question:
    At the Demoiselle No.21 both sides were covered.
    For the types before, the design was different and had only one sheet of fabric with pockets.

    Greetings Matz


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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    Ah, thanks for the explanation! The builder and another guy were arguing about this at the field...and as usual both guys were half-right and half-wrong!

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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912



    Don, ..lol.

    By the way, the Tail of the model is wrong.

    greetings


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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    I recently "re-found" this build thread:

    http://bruchpiloten.info/viewtopic.p...29bbf8d707b4b2

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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    Don, it's my model.
    My friend Chris has the report uploaded in his forum.

    Matz

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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    ORIGINAL: gabriel voisin
    Don, it's my model.
    I know. I think you posted some of these photos here on RCU some time ago. It's a truly spectacular model! Has it flown yet?

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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    No Don,
    I've needed a very long time for the cover.
    MaybeI will test in the spring.

    Matz


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    RE: The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane 1912

    In the German forum I found another very nice model from the movie, it was built by Cornelius.

    It's a replica of the RC model Picaut Dubreuil nickname "HMS Victory", from Lieutenant Parsonsaus from the film "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.

    Have fun,..Matz

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfTV3Tp27gc


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    I built this Billig Tractor from scratch from balsa and depron.The wS is 1000mm and 750 long,the weight is 450g rtf....
    here is some pics

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    What a cool project!

    Many years ago I read this book (from the local library) of how the replicas were built for the film.

    http://www.amazon.com/Building-Aerop.../dp/0854290575

    It was surprising how the aircraft that looked like they would be easy to fly weren't & some of the
    aircraft that looked like they would be pigs to fly turned out to be o.k.

    Also what they found were horses must have been healthier & stronger around the turn of the century,
    they needed much bigger 'modern' engines to get some of these things to fly.

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